BAYPORT, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's prison system is on lockdown after an inmate fatally assaulted a corrections officer at the Stillwater state prison. State Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy told reporters that Minnesota's flagship prison, and others in the system, are on lockdown in "an abundance of caution." Roy says Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked by an offender in an industry building on Wednesday and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Roy would not identify the inmate, who is serving time for homicide.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Some black teenagers say they feared for their lives when a Minneapolis Park Police officer pulled a gun on them while responding to a bogus 911 report that they were armed. Fourteen-year-old Suhaib Ahmed says he was afraid of being shot when one officer drew his gun and pointed it at him and his three friends. Police released them after finding they were unarmed and witnesses contradicted the 911 caller's story.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A 13-year-old entrepreneur was reported for operating a hot dog stand outside his Minnesota home without a license. But instead of shutting him down, the state Department of Health is helping him run his business. Minnesota Public Radio reports that state health inspectors helped pay for the $87 permit. The boy says he's overwhelmed by the support and is thinking about donating some of earnings to charities that help people with depression.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced a bill that would allow all of Wisconsin to watch the Green Bay Packers. Right now a dozen counties in northwestern Wisconsin are relegated to watching Minnesota Viking games whenever they play at the same time as the Packers.
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